Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Whole Lotta Ramblin', But What's New?


A quick glimpse into what's been happening around here lately:

A little nature walk:


Oh how I'm looking forward to Spring!!


Birthday celebrations for Miss Makenna.
Not sure how we got here so quickly.

And making our own frozen pudding pops ;)

Just pop in a craft stick . . .


And toss in the freezer.


What have y'all been up to?

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Monday, February 27, 2012

San Diego, Part 3

This is my last San Diego entry.  I won't bore you any further with our vacation pics ;)

Our last day in San Diego was spent at Sea World!

The girls {and boy} ran straight to the rides :)

We had such fun feeding the sea lions.  Those guys made such a racket begging for food!

Oh, hello there.

The Sea Turtles . . . oh how I love them!  


And, of course, we couldn't miss the Shamu show.

Our last morning was spent having breakfast, and taking one last stroll around Seaport Village, snapping a few more pictures.

I was so happy to grab a few photos of the whole family. 


Sissy's expression pretty much sums it up. 
 None of us were ready to go home.

Hopefully we'll be able to take another vacation soon!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Project 52: Week 8 ~ Cabin Fever

This week's Project 52 Theme:  Cabin Fever.

Oh boy.  Do I know all about that. 
The Pacific Northwest is pretty much known for our obscene amounts of rainfall. 
We are often cooped up inside for months on end :( 

What do we do with all of the . . . inside time?

Crafts, puzzles, games.  You name it!


Come on!  Join in . . . I dare ya! :)
project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

♥ Happy 7th Birthday, Makenna Nicole ♥

Happy 7th Birthday, to my sweet Makenna Nicole
{aka ~ Kenners, Kenner-Bug, Bug}
I cannot believe you are 7 years old today!  It doesn't seem all that long ago you were just a tiny little bundle, our second baby girl.  The first, in a line of little sisters to big Sissy, Sierra.
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You've grown so much in the last year.
So much.

But you're still the same fun-loving, crazy, imaginative little girl you've always been.
I'm guessing that's the way you'll always be.

We love you so much, Sweet Girl.  You're a bright ray of sunshine in our every day.

Happy 7th Birthday!!!

San Diego Part 2

Oh my goodness, y'all.  I've just spent two days trying to figure out what the heck happened to my poor little blog.  I could sign in, I could type a blog title, but I couldn't for-the-life-of-me get a cursor to appear so that I could type a body for the post!  I thought it was a Blogger issue, so I reported it {along with quite a few others}, and just sat and waited for them to fix it.

Guess what. 
 It wasn't a Blogger issue. 
 It was a Liz issue. 

But after a little detective work {clearing my cache}, I think I've finally fixed it!  Whoohoooo!


And with that out of my system, I can finally continue on with Part 2 of our San Diego trip:

Have I mentioned that we spent a LOT of time at Seaport Village?  We're having shopping withdrawls these days :)

The girls found the most adorable bath and body shop.  The ladies in the store insisted on letting them have a sugar scrub treatment on their hands. 

And they loved every minute of it!

And, of course, another group photo.  I don't think I've been in this many photos in . . . ever!

After another day of shopping, we explored the hotel.  It is such a gorgeous hotel with so much to explore!

And for dinner, we headed across the street to Kansas City Barbecue.  Jeremy's favorite place because of the movie that was filmed there:

Tuesday {full day #3} was spent on Coronado.  What a gorgeous, gorgeous beach.

Someone had their first experience in the sand.

And she thought it was pretty spectacular.


She may have even tried a nibble of it.

And, of course, there was a lot of splashing.  You cannot go to the beach and not have splashing.


After a bit {and a long hike}, it was time to head back across the bay.

I haven't had the chance to write up Makenna's birthday post due to my strange blog issues the last couple of days.  But I'm going to work on it right away.  It's her BIRTHDAY today!!!!  She will be 7 years old shortly after noon.  Sigh.  Where does the time go?????

Monday, February 20, 2012

San Diego Part 1

So.  I took a lot of pictures while we were in San Diego. 
Nearly 700, actually. 
Mmmhmmm.  That's a lot of pictures to be sortin' through, let me just tell ya.

So far I've just chosen a few {40+} of my favorites, with hopes that somehow I'll acquire an extra 4 or 5 hours in my day {someday} that I can devote to photo sorting. 

Here we go:  San Diego, Part 1

Our first couple of days were spent walking around our hotel.  The hotel we were staying in was literally right behind Seaport Village ~ an adorable village of shops and restaurants right on the bay.  Truth be told, the girls could've spent the entire trip there.  All of them love to shop and walk around.  At the end of our day, we'd meet up with hubs and Mom/Grandma for dinner.  Did I mention that Jeremy's brother's girlfriend came along?  How fun was that!  The girls LOVED hanging with her all day.



On Sunday night we took a carriage ride around the city.  The girls definitely felt like princesses.


And Monday, we were ready for more shopping.
But a girl's gotta eat.  So we took a break to find a snack.


Not long after sitting down, we had a little visitor.


A couple, in fact.


Blue Icee!  My favorite!

Stephanie had to play tough guy, and have a little chit chat with Mr. Duck to let him know that stealing our snacks was completely unacceptable behavior.


He didn't take it too well, and instead of leaving, he called in reinforcements.


We had to do the same.


Kam gave him what for, while this little guy watched the show:


Luckily we all parted peacefully.

Stay tuned for Part 2 . . . The Beach!

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